Sir William Buell Richards

Sir William Buell Richards (HM1MS1)

Location: Brockville, Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 35.445', W 75° 41.145'

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1815 - 1889

Born at Brockville and called to the bar of Upper Canada in 1837, Richards represented Leeds in the Legislative Assembly (1848-53) and served as Attorney General for Canada West in the Hincks-Morin administration (1851-3). Appointed puisne judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1853, he became Chief Justice of that Court in 1863 and Chief Justice of the Ontario Queen's Bench in 1868. When the Supreme Court of Canada was formed in 1875, Richards became its first Chief Justice and continued in that position until his retirement in 1879. He died at Ottawa.
HM NumberHM1MS1
Year Placed1949
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445569 N 4937718
Decimal Degrees44.59075000, -75.68575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 35.445', W 75° 41.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 35' 26.7" N, 75° 41' 8.7" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-7 John Ross Matheson Way, Brockville Ontario , CA
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